Coronavirus Guidance for UK Businesses covid-19

Coronavirus Guidance for UK Businesses

The recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has presented many challenging obstacles for businesses in the UK. Some economists have warned that Coronavirus could be the biggest financial risk to the UK economy since 2008. With this in mind, our business advisors are here to help you through these challenging times and overcome these obstacles.

Advice for employers & businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily, we are here to keep your business up-to-date with the latest advice and assistance available. The Government is providing daily conference updates and our team is on-hand to provide useful resources to provide you with the facts and help you access the assistance you require.

COVID-19 Business Support

How can we help?

  • We can help with arranging time to pay agreements with HMRC
  • Providing cashflow forecasts and reports which may be required for the Business Loan Scheme made available by the Government
  • Advising on rescue packages
  • Reviewing your current business operations and making recommendations to improve efficiency
  • Providing expert advice regarding record keeping and/or transferring to online bookkeeping systems
  • Advising on the new statutory sick pay rules
  • Tax budgeting and planning
  • Business restructuring
  • Cash flow modelling
  • Access to funding

Useful links

We have compiled useful information links for businesses and employers from Government and other reliable sources:

Useful links

A comprehensive team of professional advisors at your disposal

Alexander & Co has strong, trusted relationships with a wide range of professional advisers to assist your business. We can facilitate a team that includes:

  • Legal advisors
  • Chartered surveyors
  • Independent financial advisors
  • Banks, including specialist corporate banks




Business support finder

The Government had produced a useful business support finder to help identify the support you may be eligible for. you can access this here:

Support Finder


COVID-19 Business Resources


£4.6bn in new Lockdown Grants announced by the Chancellor

A further £4.6bn in grant funding has been announced to assist those impacted by COVID-19 and the current lockdown measures.

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Claims for the third self employment income support scheme now open

These can now be made online. findout what you need to do if you are eligible to make a claim.

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Additional Government support including Tier 2 business grants announced

Further changes to grants available to businesses impacted by COVID-19 have been announced, including additional support.

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The Job Retention Bonus Scheme – Is your business eligible to claim?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been extended until the end of March 2021, removing this bonus.

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Job Support Scheme expanded and local restriction support grants increased

Further changes to grants available to businesses impacted by COVID-19 have been announced, including additional support.

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Government announce further measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19

Assistance for employees, the self-employed, VAT deferments and extensions to the VAT cut for the leisure and hospitality sector.

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Coronavirus Discretionary Grant Fund offers grant of up to £25,000

Major changes have been announced to the scheme including deadlines to apply as it is extended to October 2020.

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Update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and its deadlines

A deadline has now been announced to this part of the scheme, together with some important changes

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Extension announced to the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

A second grant of up to £6,570 will be made to eligible individuals in August 2020, here is the information provided so far.

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Important new update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Major changes have been announced to the scheme including deadlines to apply as it is extended to October 2020.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live early and is extended

Opening for applications a month early, it has also been extended for a further month.

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Deferral of VAT Payments

Find out about how businesses can defer the current VAT payment and any actions you need to take including cancelling existing Direct Debits.

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How to apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

A guide to the information that businesses need to provide in order to access the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

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Update on the rules for The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Updated Information regarding the Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Find out about the criteria and if you are eligible.

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Self Employed Income Support Scheme announced – information on how to apply

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme could provide you with a taxable cash grant of up to £2,500 per month for at least 3 months. Here’s how.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Further guidance has now been published on the CBILS:

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Deferring Self Assessment Income Tax

Information regarding the Government announcement to defer Self Assessment income tax payments due until January 2021

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Helping businesses impacted by COVID-19 with Statutory Sick Pay

A guide to the Government changes to Statutory Sick Pay, to help businesses.

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Help for businesses impacted by COVID-19

For valuable business advice during the coronavirus pandemic, find out more about the measures announced by the government and how we can help.

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Further Government measures to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 

An updated breakdown of the measures, announced by Sunak Rishi, designed to help businesses like yours during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supporting businesses with Time to Pay

Information regarding the Time to Pay Scheme. Find out how Alexander & Co can assist clients with this.

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IR35 private sector reforms postponed until 2021

The proposed IR35 private sector reforms (off-payroll working rules) due to be implemented in April 2020, have been delayed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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We’re here to help manage the impact and protect your business

For advice, assistance and guidance on how we can help protect your business operations and minimise the impact of COVID-19, contact our business advisory team today.

Fill out the form below and one of our advisors will be in touch. Alternatively, please email or call 0161 832 4841.


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